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Florida education news: School grades, construction bonds, achievement gap and more



MORE F's: Superintendents warn the Florida Board of Education that multiple changes to the state school grading formula threaten to create more F schools and hurt the credibility of the accountability system. • The Polk district prepares letters to explain the changes to parents, the Ledger reports. • More from the Miami Herald.

RIPPED OFF: The Pasco School Board decides to sue Citigroup over what lawyers have called a bond scam.

STILL SEARCHING: The Hillsborough School Board struggles to find a new lead attorney.

AT USF: University of South Florida trustees question the value of the school's branch campuses. • Trustees also approve a cost-of-living tuition increase.

STAYING POWER: Hudson Middle School principal Terry Holback survives staff criticism to keep her post.

FIGHTING THE CORE: A grassroots organization plans to protest Florida's move to Common Core State Standards, State Impact Florida reports.

ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Low-income Sarasota students are losing ground to their peers on FCAT results, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LOST RECORDS: A Lake charter school might have to repay the state nearly $1 million in student funding if it can't provide records that students actually attended, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TOP MARKS: Florida Gulf Coast University president Wilson Bradshaw gets praise and a raise from his bosses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

HIGH COSTS: The Seminole district considers self-insurance as its premiums rise, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: A dozen Alachua administrators get reassigned, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:35am]


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